“…a good book for an introduction to Oracle, but especially good if you are interested in the areas of Business Intelligence, HTML-DB, XML DB and Regular Expressions…” (OracleHome
, 3 August 2005)
From the Back Cover
Professional Oracle Programming
If you are a developer who wants to use Oracle to build effective, robust, and scalable software applications, look no further. Written by a team of leading authorities on the Oracle database, this example-packed book is divided into three main areas: how the Oracle database works, how to use SQL and programming languages to access Oracle, and how to use the features of Oracle effectively in creating your applications.
After an overview of the topics you need to know in order to use the Oracle database effectively, you'll get helpful tips, techniques, code samples, and examples written in Oracle Database 10g. Along the way, you'll learn how to access and manipulate data in the Oracle database, implement logic with various programming techniques, use raw data in a database, and, ultimately, create successful applications.
What you will learn from this book
- How to leverage Oracle's strengths in both its functionality and operations
- Various database issues that have a direct impact on the operation and performance of Oracle applications
- Techniques for using triggers, regular expressions, object types, XML, and HTML-DB with Oracle
- How Oracle processes SQL requests and the implication this can have on application code
- Ways Oracle determines optimal access paths to data and how to shape the behavior of an Oracle database
Who this book is for
This book is for anyone whose primary job is to create application systems and who wants to use the Oracle database for such systems. A basic knowledge of Oracle, Java, and SQL is recommended.
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